I've been honored to serve as a PASS Regional Mentor for two years.
My goal is to step out of the way of some folks who can bring fresh and new ideas to bear. I believe this is the best argument for term-limits and this provides an opportunity for me to mentor a couple / three people on how to do regional / national UG and Events mentoring as they assume the role I leave. For them, this will hopefully be another bullet on their MVP Nomination response (the people I suggested are not MVPs - yet).
I have the utmost respect for the PASS Regional Mentor program. I think it's one of the coolest ideas to come out of PASS's chapter program. Like all programs of this type, it needs constant improvement. During my tenure I learned a lot and got to work with some really cool people.
I will continue to respond to questions and provide advice about how to start and operate user groups and coordinate community events like Code Camps and SQL Saturdays. I am simply returning to doing so in an unofficial capacity.